Secretive church at center of South Korea's explosive coronavirus outbreak - 2020-02-27

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F349.png Secretive church at center of South Korea's explosive coronavirus outbreak February 27, 2020, Hyonhee Shin, Reuters

DAEGU/SEOUL, South Korea (Reuters) - An So-young had a gut feeling that the 31st person in South Korea to test positive for the coronavirus might be a member of the controversial religious sect she quit four years ago.

The person, dubbed "Patient 31," was the first of an explosive wave of cases that made South Korea's outbreak the largest outside of China. What caught An's attention was how health authorities were struggling to track the woman's movements before she was tested.

"That's their culture, they have to hide their movements, and that's why I guessed she was with Shincheonji," An, 27, said in an interview, referring to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus.

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{{cite news | first = Hyonhee | last = Shin | author2 = Hyun Young Yi | title = Secretive church at center of South Korea's explosive coronavirus outbreak | url = https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-southkorea-church/secretive-church-at-center-of-south-koreas-explosive-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKCN20L0Q8 | work = Reuters | date = February 27, 2020 | accessdate = March 1, 2020 }}